A teaching hospital is a hospital that provides clinical education and training to future and current doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, in addition to delivering medical care to patients. They are generally affiliated with medical schools or universities (hence the alternative term university hospital), and may be owned by a university or may form part of a wider regional or national health system.
Some teaching hospitals also have a commitment to research and are centers for experimental, innovative and technically sophisticated services.
Notable Teaching Hospitals
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Cleveland Clinic
- Columbia University Medical Center
- Dillard Medical Center*
- Duke University Medical Center
- Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Mayo Clinic
- Mercy West Medical Center
- New York Hospital
- Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital
- Seattle Grace Hospital
- Seattle Presbyterian Hospital
- St. Ambrose Hospital
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- UCLA Medical Center
- USC Medical Center
Notes and Trivia
- Teaching hospitals have various residency and fellowship programs.
- Teaching hospitals often have several doctors assigned to each patient consisting of interns, residents, and attendings.
- Teaching hospitals have many specialized services and corresponding intensive care units.
- Teaching hospitals are often large medical centers, but can be small as well.
- Dillard Medical Center is an entirely fictional hospital.